The extension comes just days before the new rules, which are part of a drive by China to boost oversight of its sprawling food supply chain and announced in April 2016, were due to come into force.
Standing next to sacks of "pigeon peas" in Latur, an agricultural hub about eight hours from Mumbai by train, Somwanshi cuts a narrow slit in one and scoops out a handful of the red-coloured lentils.
The issue was raised by the minister during her meeting with WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo at Geneva.
The proposal was pending before the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) which has been abolished now.
The Food Safety and Standards (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Functional Food and Novel Food) Regulations was issued last December.
Stating that licence for FPS is being given by the state government, he told chief ministers that allotment of FPS should be done as per the reservation policy.
"The GST Council has announced 12 per cent GST rate for Indian traditional namkeen, savories, farsan, potato chips, banana chips etc. This rate should be reduced to 5 per cent to maintain uniformity with GST rate for sweet meats & mithai," SFAM president Ajit Mota said in a statement here.
According to the global financial services major, food prices are likely to fall on a good summer rabi harvest and this in turn is expected to bring CPI inflation down.
The data compares with a 5.98 percent annual rise forecast by economists in a Reuters poll. In February, prices rose a provisional 6.55 percent, the fastest pace in two-and-a-half years.
The government’s line of thinking seem to be, “If you are with us, it is fine. Otherwise, accept the rules”, says the eminent sociologist.
World’s biggest retailer Walmart is ready to sell Make in India products if government allows foreign supermarkets to serve the consumers directly.
These cold chain stores will be a part of the national cold chain grid being created to transfer perishable goods like fruits and vegetables, fish, meat and ready-to-eat-meals, from farm areas to consumers without spoilage.
According to officials, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration has begun to look closely at policy proposals under discussion since at least 2015, raising concerns over the possible impact on the $57 billion sector.
An indication to this effect was given by Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal after her meeting with ministers from different states to chalk out plans for the 3-day event starting November 3.
Godrej Nature's Basket, which is aiming for sustainable profitable growth through omnichannel expansion over the next three to five years, has also put in place a new management team.
Food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal tells Moneycontrol that the government will shortly take a decision on allowing limited sale of home and personal care products (HPC) in global food retail outlets
The imperatives that drive Africa-India engagement are based on "shared challenges, common interests, and perceptions of mutual benefit" and come from "our complementary strengths and capacities that make us natural economic and commercial partners," Ansari said.
A deal would create a giant in global food, joining the maker of Kraft cheese and Heinz ketchup to its European counterpart, whose products include Q-tips, Hellmann's mayonnaise and Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
The report by Retailers Association of India and Boston Consulting Group revealed that on decoding the digital opportunity sectors that could see maximum e-commerce penetration would be consumer electronics, apparel, homeware and furniture, luxury, health, FMCG and food and grocery.
Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of January will be released today after market hours. A CNBC-TV18 poll estimates CPI at 3.21 percent versus 3.41 percent month-on-month. Core inflation is expected to be sticky at around 5 percent versus 4.9 percent.
The investment will be used towards unit expansion, enhancing logistics, ramping up technology and marketing, the company said in a release here.
The regulator said that all products manufactured, stored, distributed, sold and imported are required to conform to the standards prescribed by FSSAI.
The NCC experience offers a glimpse of India, its strength and its diversity, he said addressing the NCC rally here.
Wholesale inflation for December came in at 3.39 percent, marginally higher than 3.15 percent in November. Numbers for October have been revised to 3.79 percent from 3.39 percent.